Climate Change Adaptation

AfriScout App Debuts in Washington, DC

Project Concern International’s AfriScout mobile application is among 100 development innovations under one roof today as part of Global Innovation Week (GIW) in Washington, D.C. The inaugural event—hosted by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)—is an opportunity for leading innovators, industry experts, researchers and scientists to showcase the latest thinking around innovation in government, [...]

By | 2017-10-25T14:12:25+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Climate Change Adaptation, Hardship, Kenya|

Connected Pastoralists: Designing a Mobile Application to Work in Rural Settings

By Jennifer Waugaman In 2013 with funding from USAID, PCI developed an award-winning innovation that provides semi-nomadic pastoralists with satellite-powered maps that show the density of vegetation in their traditional grazing lands. With the map, pastoralists can make better decisions on where to take their livestock to graze—an imperative decision that has become increasingly challenging due [...]

Innovative Partnership Fills Critical Information Gap

This blog was originally published in the Huffington Post as part of the P3 Impact Series, highlighting the work of finalists of the P3 Impact Award. The P3 Impact Award recognizes highly effective public-private partnerships that have led to positive social impact.  By Chris Bessenecker The scorching, hot sun beams on the dry, arid landscape in [...]

Study: Evaluating Women-led Saving Groups to Stay Resilient in Malawi

By Julia King In Malawi, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, agriculture is the primary industry and employs over 80 percent of the working age population. The country is now facing the worst drought its seen in 35 years and this challenge has led to dramatic crop failure and soaring food prices, with maize prices [...]

Notes from the Field: Celebrating a Team Effort in Responding to Ethiopia’s Drought

By Tija Danzig The plane landed with a thud onto the dirt runway. I was told that the airport has only been here for a few years and was built in response to the growing humanitarian need in the region. The sighs of relief that echoed from across the airplane when we touched ground was [...]